Poems and Texts

“Full Moon” by Aisha Sasha John

Full moon.

I could see everything at the pool.
I wasn’t alone.
I wasn’t physical.
I went upstairs and I was physical upstairs.
Then across the low cushion
my torso is a freshly-ironed
physical blouse.

A fountain before me flashes its wetness.
I lifted my shirt and doused my horns in it.
The water was physical in my intention.
You have to give the garden growth
there to balance out the sky
where light is blackness.

The intimacy between my index finger and the atmosphere
is physical.


Aisha Sasha John

Aisha Sasha John is a dance improviser and poet. She was born in Montreal, but spent most of her childhood in Vancouver, and currently lives in Toronto. John has a BA in African Studies and Semiotics from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her first book, The Shining Material, was published by BookThug in 2011. Her latest book is THOU (BookThug 2014). You can follow John at http://aishasashajohn.tumblr.com